Jobs prior to becoming a Special Education teacher?

I already have my Bachelor's degree in paralegal studies. I have always wanted to be a special education teacher, but i chose to be a paralegal instead. Now, after working as a paralegal, i know i made the wrong decision and would like to go back to school for special education. Are there any jobs in the profession that i can obtain while i'm in school working toward my degree? I would really like to gain experience working in the field. Preferably in Ohio area. Any input would be greatly appreciated.

Asked By: hope - 6/2/2008
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Hey, special ed. teachers are SO in demand right now that prior experience isn't important as long as you have the professional credentials. I would suggest you volunteer with special ed. programs, it would look good on your resume. Some suggestions are Special Olympics, a handicapped horse-back program, many city... More
Answered By: b_friskey - 6/2/2008
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a job like a support assistant within a school can be beneficial, you are likely to come across and learn how to deal with a variety of special educational needs. their times can be pretty flexible so it may fit around your degree. thats what im doing and ive learnt more from working whilst my degree is just acting as... More
Answered By: lou - 6/2/2008
Educational Assistant/teachers aide would be helpful in special education setting. You could also explore being a graduate assistant at the college where you are going - that way you work for the Special Education Department - and professors and get some money toward schooling.
Answered By: mcc - 6/2/2008
Teacher's Assistant. This will introduce you to the way the school system works and give you skills working with children with disabilities... More
Answered By: suzie_lea_2007 - 6/2/2008
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